Daan Roberts is our exclusively recommended Full Service Law expert in Lesotho on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daan directly using the contact details listed above.
Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe I. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mount Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.
A former Public Prosecutor and Magistrate; Daan joined the firm in 1979 and admitted in 1980; became a partner in 1982. Daan works in the following practice areas:
Daan Roberts acts as the external legal advisor to the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, where he advises on a range of commercial, contractual and labour issues.
In May 1978 the partners at the time of Webbers in South Africa established a firm in Maseru, Lesotho, known as Webber Newdigate, which has since developed into the largest attorneys firm in Lesotho.
Apart from the full-time Lesotho staff, this firm is also supported by the partners and professional assistants in Bloemfontein.
The Lesotho firm provides legal services to, amongst others, large financial institutions, para-statal organisations and various stakeholders in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, such as international construction companies, professional advisory firms and consortiums.
In this regard the law firm was recently involved in one of the largest arbitrations ever to take place in Lesotho.